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Public International Law (LLB365)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: SS5-internal
Description Examines the nature, origin, sources and subjects of international law, and the structure, principal rules and values of the international legal order. Topics: solution of disputes between states, law of the seas, international economic and trade mechanisms, self-determination and the protection of human rights. Focus: learning how to determine what the law is. Other issues: the role of law in resolving disputes, the role of international organisations in maintaining world order, the role of public international law in Australian courts.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. To identify and explain the structure, institutions, principles and vocabulary of public international law;
2. To identify and critically analyse the principal sources of public international law;
3. To identify the principal actors in the international legal system, evaluate the processes of their acquisition of legal personality, and analyse the rights and duties public international law places upon them;
4. To discuss critically the central issues of public international law and policy in order to appreciate its dynamic nature, and the interrelationship between the processes of its creation and the conduct with respect to its observance;
5. To consider and evaluate the importance and impact of public international law on and in Australia, particularly with respect to the relationship between the international and Australian legal systems.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: One week intensive over 5 days
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content.
Assessment An essay and an exam.
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB, LLB358/LAW258 Australian Administrative Law, and LLB259/LAW259 Constitutional Law.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW365 Public International Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Jurgen Brohmer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6353
e: J.Brohmer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.006 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: SS5-Internal
Professor Jurgen Brohmer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6353
e: J.Brohmer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.006 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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